Can I retire at age 59 with 650,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $650,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$53,676$53,198$52,732$52,276$51,832$50,314
2 years$26,572$26,078$25,598$25,133$24,682$23,165
3 years$17,539$17,042$16,564$16,103$15,659$14,191
4 years$13,023$12,528$12,054$11,601$11,168$9,759
5 years$10,314$9,822$9,354$8,911$8,490$7,145
6 years$8,509$8,020$7,560$7,126$6,718$5,437
7 years$7,220$6,735$6,282$5,859$5,463$4,248
8 years$6,254$5,773$5,328$4,915$4,532$3,381
9 years$5,503$5,027$4,589$4,186$3,817$2,728
10 years$4,902$4,431$4,001$3,609$3,252$2,225
11 years$4,411$3,945$3,522$3,141$2,797$1,829
12 years$4,002$3,540$3,126$2,755$2,424$1,514
13 years$3,656$3,200$2,793$2,432$2,114$1,259
14 years$3,360$2,908$2,509$2,159$1,853$1,052
15 years$3,104$2,657$2,266$1,925$1,631$882
16 years$2,880$2,438$2,054$1,724$1,442$741
17 years$2,682$2,245$1,869$1,549$1,278$625
18 years$2,507$2,074$1,706$1,396$1,137$527
19 years$2,350$1,923$1,562$1,261$1,013$446
20 years$2,209$1,786$1,433$1,142$905$378
21 years$2,082$1,664$1,319$1,037$810$320
22 years$1,966$1,553$1,215$943$726$272
23 years$1,861$1,453$1,122$858$652$231
24 years$1,764$1,361$1,038$783$586$196
25 years$1,676$1,277$961$715$527$167
26 years$1,594$1,201$891$654$475$142
27 years$1,519$1,130$828$598$428$121
28 years$1,449$1,065$769$548$386$103
29 years$1,384$1,004$716$503$349$88
30 years$1,323$949$667$461$315$75
31 years$1,267$897$622$424$285$64
32 years$1,214$848$580$390$258$54
33 years$1,164$803$542$358$233$46
34 years$1,117$762$506$330$211$39
35 years$1,074$722$473$303$191$34
36 years$1,032$686$443$279$173$29
37 years$993$651$414$257$157$24
38 years$957$619$388$237$142$21
39 years$922$588$364$219$129$18
40 years$889$560$341$202$117$15
41 years$857$533$319$186$106$13
42 years$828$508$300$172$96$11
43 years$799$484$281$159$87$9
44 years$772$461$264$146$79$8
45 years$747$440$248$135$72$7
46 years$722$419$233$125$65$6
47 years$699$400$219$115$59$5
48 years$676$382$206$107$54$4
49 years$655$365$193$99$49$4
50 years$635$348$182$91$45$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $650,000, adding $2,041 every year, while hoping to spend $42,728 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 48/33/19 Blend
58$650,000$650,000$650,000$650,000
59$718,405$683,955$673,880$748,948
60$746,220$672,007$650,993$758,432
61$775,441$658,041$625,907$764,230
62$806,164$641,913$598,503$769,623
63$838,497$623,472$568,658$774,591
64$872,557$602,555$536,241$779,113
65$908,470$578,992$501,117$783,171
66$946,374$552,602$463,144$786,749
67$986,418$523,195$422,174$789,829
68$1,028,769$490,567$378,052$792,399
69$1,073,603$454,504$330,617$794,447
70$1,121,117$414,782$279,700$795,967
71$1,171,525$371,160$225,124$796,953
72$1,225,061$323,387$166,705$797,406
73$1,281,979$271,195$104,252$797,331
74$1,342,560$214,303$37,563$796,739
75$1,407,109$152,412$0$795,648
76$1,475,962$85,208$0$800,897
77$1,549,486$12,359$0$814,276
78$1,628,083$0$0$828,254
79$1,712,194$0$0$867,079
80$1,802,303$0$0$913,527
81$1,898,940$0$0$963,390
82$2,002,688$0$0$1,016,974
83$2,114,184$0$0$1,074,617
84$2,234,131$0$0$1,136,687
85$2,363,298$0$0$1,203,591
86$2,502,530$0$0$1,275,775
87$2,652,756$0$0$1,353,728
88$2,814,997$0$0$1,437,988
89$2,990,374$0$0$1,529,148
90$3,180,119$0$0$1,627,857
91$3,385,587$0$0$1,734,831
92$3,608,267$0$0$1,850,856
93$3,849,797$0$0$1,976,796
94$4,111,978$0$0$2,113,602
95$4,396,791$0$0$2,262,320
96$4,706,414$0$0$2,424,101
97$5,043,246$0$0$2,600,211
98$5,409,922$0$0$2,792,044
99$5,809,346$0$0$3,001,131
100$6,244,711$0$0$3,229,160